"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

More Than Words

What is love? Did you ever ask yourself this question?
Many people imagine that love is an epic thing. Yes, it’s the only feeling larger than life itself. But also it’s a simple natural thing hidden in the small gestures shared every day, in the care, in the simple thoughts, in the time selflessly given to the other one without thinking of us, our work or career or needs. Time is something that we will never get back, it’s life out of our own life.
Love is in the way we make the other one feel, not a second best feeling, no concession made, no favour that should be returned. It’s the whole heart or nothing. The loved one cannot be “another”, but can only be “the one”.
So what is love after all? The trust , the forgiveness, the patience we give? Does it rely on words? But words can lie. It should rely on facts, on actions, on the level of involvement.
Don’t dream about love, make it exist and make it real. Don’t wait for anniversaries and valentines and prom nights and New Year’s Eve…  There’s no need for too many words. So don’t talk about love, just prove it, simply give it. Show it.

Show me, don’t tell me
Love is the quiet flower
Blooming in our heart.



220 words

memyselfandela, 2013

This is my entry for The Līgo Haībun Challenge



25 responses

  1. “Show me, don’t tell me” Perfect line.

    February 16, 2013 at 18:22

    • Yes, I thought it will go perfect with the whole idea…
      Thank you so much dear Deana. 🙂

      February 16, 2013 at 21:04

  2. I love that haiku.

    February 16, 2013 at 18:23

    • Thank you so much Bjorn, you really honor me. 🙂

      February 16, 2013 at 21:05

  3. Reblogged this on SVAKODNEVNA INSPIRACIJA.

    February 16, 2013 at 19:37

    • Thank you so much for reblogging, dear Marija.
      Hvala puno. 🙂

      February 16, 2013 at 21:08

      • 😉 🙂

        February 17, 2013 at 00:16

  4. high five and raspberries

    “tis sweet

    February 16, 2013 at 19:39

  5. Brilliant

    February 16, 2013 at 19:57

  6. kz

    Show me, don’t tell me — says it all. perfect.

    February 17, 2013 at 00:51

  7. Reen

    Reblogged this on The Wanderer.

    February 17, 2013 at 02:06

  8. A soft set of words that do not lie, and bring home an important message. It takes real sensitivity to see and write that. Unfortunately love is seen as a set of symbols for some, and is a solid cash flow for consumerism..

    February 17, 2013 at 11:01

    • Thank you so much Managua. You are very right my friend.

      February 18, 2013 at 21:33

  9. petit4chocolatier

    So beautiful and true. I love this.

    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog page?

    February 17, 2013 at 22:50

    • Reblog all that you like and want my dear Judy, all is for you
      ❤ THANK YOU!!!!!! 🙂

      February 18, 2013 at 21:39

  10. jazzbumpa

    I ask, what is love?
    It is the giving of self
    Showing that you care


    February 18, 2013 at 12:50

  11. Great message! I like that you used the word “natural”.

    February 19, 2013 at 20:59

  12. Pingback: Līgo Haībun Challenge ~ Prompt **South America** | Līgo Editions

  13. Reblogged this on memyselfandela.

    January 21, 2015 at 19:55

  14. Cupcake

    I can pretty much relate to this, specially in this current moment of my life. Thanks for sharing such nice words, I was in need of them 😉

    January 21, 2015 at 23:28

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